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Michael Hines

QUALIFICATIONS   BA Hons, LLB, LLM
ADMITTED  1982    BAR  1985
CHAMBERS   ODW 521

PHONE   9225 7854
MOBILE   0412 132 508
EMAIL  mhines@vicbar.com.au

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Michael Hines,   BA Hons, LLB, LLM

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Administrative Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Law
  • Constitutional
  • Copyright
  • Credit
  • Customs / Shipping / Maritime
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International / Conflicts of Law
  • Patent
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Law
  • Rent
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation Law
  • Trade Practices

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Experience

Michael Hines is an experienced advocate, having appeared mainly in the superior courts. Recently, he appeared as Counsel before the High Court in Hsiao v Fazarri (2020) FLC 93-990; [2020] HCA 35; and before that, in the well known case, Kennon v Spry (2008) 238 CLR 366.

A large part of his practice consists of advising and drawing documents.

He is a past director of the Trustee of the Victorian Bar Superannuation Fund.

He is the author of numerous publications, for example, a loose-leaf service, 'Stamp Duties Victoria' (LBC), is a presenter at many seminars, and has taught Post Graduate Tax subjects at the University of Melbourne.

Some of his articles and papers are as follows:

'Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.'